New Business Contracts: Core-Apps, Smart City, CompuSystem, The Expo Group Sign New Contracts

October 17, 2017

Event app, general service contractor, telecom/internet and many more types of companies recently signed new and renewed existing business contracts with trade shows and associations.

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events selected Core-Apps to serve as its official mobile app provider for Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held on Nov. 28-30 in San Antonio, Texas, and Dec. 11-13, 2018, in New Orleans, La.

"We're pleased to partner with IAEE to support their 2017-2018 event technology needs," said Core-apps CEO Jay Tokosch.

He added, "Our team fully supports its mission and has been deeply involved in the organization. We look forward to powering its education and leadership content through the new event app. Our entire team is proud to be supporting its strategic goals of innovation, engagement and creating technology for the future of events."

IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA said, “We have experienced great success in our past collaborations with Core-apps. We look forward to offering attendees a helpful, user-friendly mobile app to enhance their Expo! Expo! experience.”

Smart City Networks recently renewed Reno-Sparks Convention Center partnership for another two years.

As part of its responsibilities, Smart City will oversee the overhaul and upgrade of the RSCC’s existing technology infrastructure, resulting in enhanced network capability and a denser Wi-Fi network.

A new PBX/Voice solution will also be installed to support events, venue vendors, and local staff. Smart City will also be upgrading the network speed to a lightning 1 Gbps!

Smart City Networks has serviced the Reno-Sparks Convention Center for nine years.

“As we approach nearly a decade of partnership with the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, we are excited to upgrade the technology infrastructure,” said Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks. “We are committed to continuing to provide a world-class level of service and support for the Reno-Sparks staff and their visitors.”

CompuSystems has been selected as the new registration partner for CES by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™. CompuSystems will provide full-service registration, which includes advance and onsite registration, lead retrieval services and call center services, for CES in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The next event will be held in Las Vegas Jan. 9-12, 2018.

CES is the world's largest tradeshow for consumer technology and America's largest annual tradeshow of any kind. With more than four decades of success, CES reaches across global markets, connects the "who's who" of the industry and enables consumer technology innovations to grow and thrive.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to service the largest annual tradeshow in the country and believe we are a great fit for CTA,” said Chris Williams, President of CompuSystems. “We have a strong track record of developing innovative technology and providing a high level of service to help our clients take their event to the next level.”

“CompuSystems has extensive experience servicing large-scale trade shows,” said Laurie Lutz, Vice President, CES Operations, CTA. “We are happy to partner with them and confident they have the customer-focused and data-centric expertise and technology to help us achieve our goals.”

The Expo Group has been selected as the service contracting partner for the Bronner Bros. International Beauty Shows, the largest multicultural beauty trade show in the United States.

“Since its inception 70 years ago, the Bronner Bros Beauty Show has not only grown in size, but also in our approach to integrating all facets of the beauty business. The Expo Group quickly differentiated itself as a partner that demonstrated operational excellence and a willingness to collaborate with our team,” said James Bronner, senior vice president, Trade Show Operations at Bronner Bros.

He added, “The diversity at the Bronner Bros Beauty Show is unlike any other trade event in the nation, perhaps in the world. So The Expo Group’s sensitivity to the unique demands of a multicultural audience also made them the ideal fit. We’re excited about working together to deliver a world-class experience that is unrivaled in the industry."

Bronner Bros. International Beauty Shows occur biannually in Atlanta and feature three days of beauty education, entertainment and exhibits attended by over 35,000 licensed industry professionals. Main stage competitions set within the trade show create learning experiences and lead innovative beauty trends.

“The alignment of our company values and the experiential design ideas already bouncing back and forth have made this an exciting new venture for our team,” said Randy Pekowski, The Expo Group’s president and COO. “We are looking forward to bringing our personal service levels and trade show execution expertise to the Bronner Bros. events.”


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